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Braves top Heritage with two in seventh

May 3, 2012

Brooks Faurote holds on the runner at first base. The senior had a double in the seventh to keep Bellmont afloat. (Photo by Dylan Malone)

    The Braves pulled the rabbit out of the hat on Wednesday night as they hosted the always feisty Heritage Patriots in a non-conference, potential sectional match-up and came out victorious after a two-run seventh inning, 3-2.
    Bellmont, now 11-3 on the season, showed little offense the entire game as they were led on the defensive side by senior Landon Baker who went six solid innings allowing only the two runs for the Pats on six hits, two walks, and three strikeouts.
    Baker was heading for a loss after allowing the two runs in the sixth as Heritage was then in the lead, 2-1, and the Braves could do nothing in the bottom of the sixth. It looked bleak as the Braves earned two outs in the bottom of the seventh before senior Brooks Faurote stepped to the plate.
    Faurote laced his second double of the game into left-center to keep the Braves alive and putting the tying run two bags away. Junior Max Collier had a huge at-bat as he drew a two-out walk putting runners on first and second, but more importantly, Bellmont's winning run was on the base path.
    Lead-off man Brian Fullenkamp, zero-for-three at that point in the game, laced a single to right-centerfield. Braves' coach Ben Fawbush waved Faurote around from second base to try and score as he ran down the third base line with his senior. The play at the plate was close but when the dust cleared, Bellmont had tied the game at two-apiece.
    With Collier at 3rd and Fullenkamp on 2nd base, Gunnar Cale came up and ripped a sharp 2-2 fastball by the shortstop, who tried to backhand the ball, to drive in Collier for the winning run.     
    “It was an ugly win, but it’s a win,” the Bellmont coach noted after the game.

    The Braves pulled the rabbit out of the hat on Wednesday night as they hosted the always feisty Heritage Patriots in a non-conference, potential sectional match-up and came out victorious after a two-run seventh inning, 3-2.
    Bellmont, now 11-3 on the season, showed little offense the entire game as they were led on the defensive side by senior Landon Baker who went six solid innings allowing only the two runs for the Pats on six hits, two walks, and three strikeouts.
    Baker was heading for a loss after allowing the two runs in the sixth as Heritage was then in the lead, 2-1, and the Braves could do nothing in the bottom of the sixth. It looked bleak as the Braves earned two outs in the bottom of the seventh before senior Brooks Faurote stepped to the plate.
    Faurote laced his second double of the game into left-center to keep the Braves alive and putting the tying run two bags away. Junior Max Collier had a huge at-bat as he drew a two-out walk putting runners on first and second, but more importantly, Bellmont's winning run was on the base path.
    Lead-off man Brian Fullenkamp, zero-for-three at that point in the game, laced a single to right-centerfield. Braves' coach Ben Fawbush waved Faurote around from second base to try and score as he ran down the third base line with his senior. The play at the plate was close but when the dust cleared, Bellmont had tied the game at two-apiece.
    With Collier at 3rd and Fullenkamp on 2nd base, Gunnar Cale came up and ripped a sharp 2-2 fastball by the shortstop, who tried to backhand the ball, to drive in Collier for the winning run.     
    “It was an ugly win, but it’s a win,” the Bellmont coach noted after the game.
 

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